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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Vanessa Ackerman: Olga David Westhead: Fred David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Matthew Thomas: Prince John Holly Boyd: Tatiana Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Gina McKee: Lalla Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Martin Wimbush: Violinist Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Frank Finlay: Asquith Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Craig Shenton: Bertie Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas Sam Page: Young Alexei Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford Kate Manning: May Nastya Razduhova: Maria Michael Gambon: Edward VII Tom Hollander: George V Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Rollo Weeks: Prince George Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Ron Cook: Lloyd George John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Richard Searle: Frantic Official Dominic Colenso: David Henry Cook: Henry Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Mary Nighy: Young Mary

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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